Rutherford

    The Rutherford AVA.

    … - Beaulieu Vineyard and Inglenook (whilst under the ownership of the visionary John Daniel Jr., not Francis Ford Coppola). Nowadays, the AVA is the home of many renowned wineries e.g., Caymus Vineyards, Frog's Leap Winery, Mumm Cuvee Napa and, for all the wrong reasons, the nightmarish, to me at least, Raymond Vineyards. Rutherford is perhaps best known…

    1 readers - By Vinsanity

    Wine of the Week: Caymus Vineyards 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon

    …-buster movie. This wine is a velvet rope of ripe sophistication; seldom encountered in wines at this price point [SRP $89 most places] dark ripe fruit, like blackberry, baked blueberry and a vein of black licorice. The finish is long and penetrates deep down, to the core of your palate. Go-go Rutherford fruit, wow, now this is how you do. Pure…

    By Bill Eyer/ Cuvée Corner Wine Blog

    The Quintessential Look At Napa

    … Not all views of the Napa Valley are created equal. One trip to Quintessa on the Silverado Trail is all you need to understand that. http://www.mercurynews.com/eat-drink-play/ci_26650089/quintessa-offers-new-quintessential-tour-tasting Like this: Like Loading... Related About Tom Riley My passion for wine has led me to my third career…

    2 readers - By Tom Riley/ THE GRAPE BELT

    Whither Napa Valley Cabernet? Part I: Six Reviews

    … for the vineyards and in putting the name of the grape on the label. These wineries of what I’ll call the first generation were joined in the 1960s and ’70s by a second wave in the form of Mayacamas, Diamond Creek, Heitz, Clos du Val, Freemark Abbey, Cakebread Cellars, Robert Mondavi, Duckhorn, Dunn, Burgess, Chateau Montelena, Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars…

    4 readers - By Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Head

    Caymus, Zinfandel, Napa Valley, California, 2011, 15.2% abv, C$46.00

    …Owned for 40 years in Rutherford, California by the Wagner family, the Caymus wines are some of the most dependable and tasty produced in Napa Valley. Over the course of time, they’ve diversified with several product lines and quality levels. The Caymus wines comprise their top tier – followed by Mer Soleil, Connundrum, Belle Glos and Emmolo…

    3 readers - By winellama

    A King of Cabs

    … be a reflection of a great vineyard. This rich, full bodied Napa Valley Cabernet is sourced from vineyard holdings primarily in Rutherford and Coombsville, with small lots from Yountville, Mount Veeder, Atlas Peak and St. Helena. This unique combination of powerful valley floor fruit, unique Rutherford Bench fruit, and acidic, bright, and interesting mountain…

    10 readers - By Luscious Lushes

    When the Dust turns to Silk – 2011 Rutherford Cabernets

    … It was a beautiful summer's day, when we all gathered to taste the 2011 Rutherford Cabernets, at Francis Ford Coppola's Inglenook Winery. I need to immediately segue into the late 1990s. I was sitting on a panel for the American Wine Society in Cleveland, Ohio, I believe it was. I was invited to talk about Cabernet Franc as a variety…

    5 readers - By Jo Diaz/ Wine Blog